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Princess Diana dresses on display

Textile Conservator Muffie Austin, right, and her conservator technician Jeanne Layalnd is working with very rare dresses once worn and owned by the late Princess Diana.  Austin and Layalnd working endless hour to perfect the look of the dresses to fit the manikins perfectly for a fundraiser that will be held at the Von Liebig Art Center showing a rare collection of dresses of Princess Diana's.  Some of the proceeds will go tot the Pink Ribbon Society.  .  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.

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Textile Conservator Muffie Austin, right, and her conservator technician Jeanne Layalnd is working with very rare dresses once worn and owned by the late Princess Diana. Austin and Layalnd working endless hour to perfect the look of the dresses to fit the manikins perfectly for a fundraiser that will be held at the Von Liebig Art Center showing a rare collection of dresses of Princess Diana's. Some of the proceeds will go tot the Pink Ribbon Society. . © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.

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  • Muffie Austin is a textile Conservator working at the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples preparing rare, historical dresses previously owned and wore by the late Princess Diana.  Austin's work is very precise making the dresses look perfect on manikins for a fundraiser showing a rare collection of dresses the proceeds will go to the Pink Ribbon Society.   © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Textile Conservator Muffie Austin is fitting historical dresses once owned and wore by the late Princess Diana using a process called adaptation to manikins.  Austin's skill has been perfected over her career of thirty-years making the dresses look as if a body is wearing the dress.  The Von Liebig Art Center is holding a show displaying a rare collection of the dresses; part of the proceeds will go to the 'Pink Ribbon' Society.   © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Detail of hand sewn pearls on a dress owned and won by the late Princess Diana, the dresses are handled by wearing white gloves to ensure the quality and preservation of the historical dresses.  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Detail of hand sewn pearls on a dress owned and won by the late Princess Diana  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Detail of hand sewn pearls on a dress owned and won by the late Princess Diana  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • The Von Liebig Art Center is showing a collection of the late Princess Diana's dresses now owned by collectors from all over the world, proceeds will benefit the Naples Pink Ribbon Society.  The dresses are being fitted to manikins by a process called adaptation by an experienced textile conservator; the dresses are handled with extreme care and only by clean hands or white gloves to help preserve the garments  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • The Von Liebig Art Center is showing a collection of the late Princess Diana's dresses now owned by collectors from all over the world, proceeds will benefit the Naples Pink Ribbon Society.  The dresses are being fitted to manikins by a process called adaptation by an experienced textile conservator; the dresses are handled with extreme care and only by clean hands or white gloves to help preserve the garments  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Once owned and worn by Princess Diana in the early 1970's, the dress is part of a rare collection that will shown at The von Liebig Art Center for a find raiser to help benefit the Pink Ribbon Society in Florida.  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Suzanne King of Texas showing hand sewn pearls on one of the late Princess Diana's dresses.  King is a collector of the princess' dress and owns seven of them, which six will be shown in the collection that will be held at The von Liebig Art Center for a find raiser to help benefit the Pink Ribbon Society in Florida.  King is a member of the Pink Ribbon Crusade in Texas.    © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Textile Conservator Muffie Austin, right, and her conservator technician Jeanne Layalnd is working with very rare dresses once worn and owned by the late Princess Diana.  Austin and Layalnd working endless hour to perfect the look of the dresses to fit the manikins perfectly for a fundraiser that will be held at the Von Liebig Art Center showing a rare collection of dresses of Princess Diana's.  Some of the proceeds will go tot the Pink Ribbon Society.  .  © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.
  • Textile Conservator Muffie Austin is fitting historical dresses once owned and wore by the late Princess Diana using a process called adaptation to manikins.  Austin's skill has been perfected over her career of thirty-years making the dresses look as if a body is wearing the dress.  The Von Liebig Art Center is holding a show displaying a rare collection of the dresses; part of the proceeds will go to the 'Pink Ribbon' Society.   © 2010 Kelli Stanko/Special to the Daily News.

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